(adjective) Concerning two or more nations.


  1. Asian food in Western countries.
  2. The Olympic Games are an international event.

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Usage Notes:

  • In contrast to international, national concerns one nation.
  • Sociologists study (noun) internationality or (noun) internationalism to examine (adverb) internationally relevant themes such as (noun) internationalists and the process of (noun) internationalization or how culture (verb) internationalizes.

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How to Cite the Definition of International

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “international.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 26, 2019 (

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

international. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “international.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 26, 2019.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“international.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 26 Mar. 2019. <>.